Naomi Osaka Has Withdrawn From Wimbledon: ‘She Will Be Ready for the Olympics’

Just a few days after Naomi Osaka took a stand to protect her mental health, the four-time Grand Slam winner has dropped out of the 2021 French Open, also known as Roland Garros. Here’s exactly what went down.

Naomi Osaka announced she would not participate in press at the French Open.

On May 27, the tennis star explained her decision in an Instagram post, which has since been deleted. “I’m writing this to say I’m not going to do any press during Roland Garros,” she wrote, per British Vogue. “I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes’ mental health and this rings true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.”

“We’re often sat there and asked questions that we’ve been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me,” the 23-year-old continued, likening questions about losses to “kicking a person while they’re down.” 

She added, “I’ve watched many clips of athletes breaking down after a loss in the press room and I know you have as well.”

Venus Williams replied, “Girl, do you. Your life is yours to live!”

Naomi Osaka at the 2021 French Open

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Osaka was fined $15,000 by all four Grand Slam tournaments.

After making good on her promise not to speak to the press after her first-round win on May 30, all four Grand Slam tournaments—Roland Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open—released a joint statement

“Naomi Osaka today chose not to honour her contractual media obligations. The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct,” they wrote. “The mental health of players competing in our tournaments and on the Tours is of the utmost importance to the Grand Slams.”

Despite that pledge, the organizations insisted that the fine was a matter of fairness to other players. “We want to underline that rules are in place to ensure all players are treated exactly the same, no matter their stature, beliefs, or achievement,” read the statement. “As a sport there is nothing more important than ensuring no player has an unfair advantage over another, which unfortunately is the case in this situation if one player refuses to dedicate time to participate in media commitments while the others all honor their commitments.”

Alex Rodriguez Has Reportedly ‘Come to Terms’ With His Split From Jennifer Lopez

However, on March 13, Lopez and Rodriguez release a statement that they are still together. “We are working through some things,” Lopez and Rodriguez said in a joint statement, which was obtained by People

“She’s working in the Dominican Republic and he’s in Miami, so it’s tough seeing each other especially with quarantining and COVID,” a source added. “But they want to try to stay together.”

The pair further commented on the rumors on their own. On March 13, Rodriguez told paparazzi “I’m not single,” according to a video obtained by TMZ. Meanwhile, on March 14, J.Lo included headlines about their supposed breakup in a new TikTok video. “I ain’t worried bout a blog,” Saweetie raps in the background. “Every lie off your lips get me views.”

By March 16, the pair were reunited in the Dominican Republic, where TMZ reported that the pair were photographed kissing. The day before, Rodriguez tagged Lopez in an Instagram Story of his view. “Happy Monday,” he captioned the clip. “New week. New day. Onward. Upward.”

April 2021: The couple confirmed in a statement to Today that they’ve broken up. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” they said. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.” 

Machine Gun Kelly Reportedly Wants to Start a Family With Megan Fox

July 2020: In their first joint interview, Fox says she felt a deep connection between them by day two of filming. “I knew right away that he was what I call a twin flame,” she says on Lala Kent and Randall Emmett’s podcast, Give Them Lala … With Randall, per Entertainment Tonight. “Instead of a soul mate, a twin flame is actually where a soul has ascended into a high enough level that it can be split into two different bodies at the same time. So we’re actually two halves of the same soul, I think. And I said that to him almost immediately, because I felt it right away.”

On July 28 the couple goes Instagram official. “Waited for eternity to find you again … 🔪💫❤️🔪,” Colson wrote on Instagram alongside a mirror selfie with Fox.

August 2020: Baker finally shows up on Fox’s feed on August 5. “Achingly Beautiful Boy… My heart is yours 🔪♥️🔪,” she wrote alongside another mirror selfie.

Baker basically takes himself right off the market in a Thirst Tweets video for Buzzfeed. “Machine gun kelly I just wanna let you know am free this Sunday to go on a date just let me know if ur free Sunday cause I am free and would like to take you on a date,” one fan had tweeted, to which he replied, “I’m locked in already right now. No dates for me. Probably ever.”

September 2020: A source tells Us Weekly that Machine Gun Kelly has met Fox’s three kids. “MGK has met Megan’s kids, but Brian is pretty protective of them,” the source said. “Megan and Brian’s relationship is so up and down. They have been co-parenting in a healthy way as best as they can.”

On September 23, Baker tells Howard Stern, that he “didn’t know what [true love] was until me and her made eye contact,” according to E!. “That’s when I was like, ‘Whoa.’”

La La Anthony Has Reportedly Filed for Divorce From Carmelo Anthony

Love Island USA contestants Johnny Middlebrooks and Cely Vazquez have called it quits. The reality stars first linked up during season two of the reality dating series, which aired in the summer of 2019. 

“Because you’ve all been such a close part of our relationship, I wanted to share with you that Johnny and I are no longer together,” Vazquez tweeted on January 9. “While our relationship has been public from the start, I do ask that you respect this decision and our privacy during this time.”

She continued, “There is no reason to speculate, I am so thankful for our time together, but now it’s simply time for each of us to focus on our personal journey. I hope that you continue to support each of us individually as we move forward, heal and continue to follow our dreams.”

Middlebrooks reposted her tweet on Instagram stories, writing, “all love.” 

“Thank you so much for everything. I appreciate the time we spent together on this unforgettable journey,” he wrote in a second slide, per People. “I will forever cherish the fun we had, the laughs we shared, and the memories we created. Thank you to all of the fans who loved and supported us the whole way through. Much love.”

Olivia Noceda Knows Acne Sucks, and She’s OK With It

When you have adult acne, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one getting breakouts past the age of 18. However, anywhere between 12% and 22% of women ages 26 to 44 experience acne, and that number is increasing by the day (on the other hand, only around 3% of adult men experience the condition). In our new series, Acne Diaries, we’re asking influential women who happen to have acne about their relationship to their skin, and the products they rely on to keep it happy. Next up: wellness influencer Olivia Noceda.

For many of us, acne is something we keep secret, slathering our faces with makeup and hiding prescription ointments behind expensive products in pretty packaging. Wellness influencer Olivia Noceda does things a little differently. In between typical aspirational content—think cute workout sets, colorful smoothies, and farmer’s market flowers—are flashes of her makeup-free face, and honest captions about the realities of dealing with acne. 

She hasn’t always been so open about it, though. Noceda’s acne story is as classic as it gets: She started breaking out in middle school and struggled through high school, cycling through the usual derm-prescribed options but stopping short of Accutane because her dad was a doctor and didn’t want her on such a hard-core medication. She was miserable. And as she entered college, it got worse. 

“It was so difficult for me,” she tells Glamour. “This is where my body image issues started, that went-hand-in-hand [with my skin issues]. I saw all of these girls who had grown out of ‘childhood’ hormonal acne, and I still had it. And now you’re at a point where you’re older, where it feels like the end of the world if you don’t have a date to a party, or if you don’t have a boyfriend in college.” 

She notes that she felt extra insecure because she was part of a sorority and always around other women. “Being placed next to girls and feeling like their skin is your skin’s competition, it was the worst thing. I was so sad about it.”

In hopes to clear it up, Noceda went on hormonal birth control and started wearing heavy makeup for the first time. “I was like, ‘Okay, this is it.’ I have no other option,” she recalls. Save for an incident with a massive forehead pimple on the day of her senior semi-formal, the birth control her hot yoga habit started working. For the first time, her skin was totally clear. 

However, a move to Portland when she was 24 sent things into a tailspin. “I remember calling my parents, sobbing,” Noceda says. “It was like, when will this end? Even at this point, I knew myself well enough to know that this doesn’t affect my personality or who I am. But I was in physical pain, and I didn’t want to be in pain anymore. I would go out and try not to think about my acne, but then it starts to hurt, and you’re thinking about it, and you feel ugly.” 

She continues, “It’s this vicious cycle of never being able to let go. There was one day where I had a zit on my lower lip; I remember I spent the entire day just putting my hand up to cover it…I couldn’t focus on anything else.”

In her late ‘20s, Nocenda’s skin cleared again when she started Spironolactone, a blood pressure medication often used for hormonal acne. Again, her skin was in a good place—until last summer, when she decided to get off both the medication and birth control to regulate her hormones and moved across the country to New York City. “It was by far the hardest five months of acne I’ve ever experienced,” she says. “I felt like, as a 28-year-old, I don’t deserve acne.” She says it got so bad that she would apologize profusely to her new (now long-term) boyfriend for always breaking out.

For Dascha Polanco, Self-Care Is Thanking Her Feet After a Pedicure

Dascha Polanco talks to her feet after getting a pedicure. “I know it sounds crazy,” she laughs. “But it really isn’t.” It keeps her grounded.

In fact, the actor has spent the past year using self-care and affirmations like this to overcome fear, especially in her work. Part of her self-care arsenal also includes aligning with projects that inspire her. She recently partnered with Olay Body as an ambassador, and the world has seen her stand-out performances in Orange Is the New Black, American Crime Story, When They See Us, Russian Doll and, most recent, In The Heights

Cuca (Dascha Polanco) is a brand-new character in the film adaptation of the stage musical. Glittery acrylics and waist bags in tow, she shares chisme with the salon squad of Daniela (Daphne Rubin-Vega) and Carla (Stephanie Beatriz). Whether lounging by the pool in a teal floral cover-up and pink bikini or dancing with a Dominican Republic flag in a burgundy crop top and leggings, Cuca is always the most stylish person in the room. 

Courtesy of Olay

“To be able to draw inspiration from female figures in my family and my community that represented icons and matriarchs—priestesses that uplift and are necessary and essential—I haven’t been able to do that,” she says. “This was the first of that, and it definitely made me feel empowered and validated.”

Polanco says her inspiration for Cuca is her aunt, who is a small-business owner with her own salon. The relationship a customer builds with their nail tech or hairstylist creates a tight-knit community, Polanco says. One that helps raise you and builds your identity. 

“We just say ‘salon ladies,’ but we don’t understand that there’s layers,” Polanco says. “There’s a sense of intimacy when we speak about people doing your hair, when people are in your face, when people are getting body treatments. You’re in a space where you’re very vulnerable. You’re getting waxed, right? That’s very intimate.”

Which brings us back to those post-salon affirmations. In this installment of Your Fave’s Faves, read about all the tools Dascha Polanco uses for self-care. 

The shower product I can’t live without

During those stages in your life when you really get exposed to the idea of caring for yourself, I was taught that skincare is important. That’s something I’m very thankful for. When Olay came out with this new exfoliating and moisturizing body wash I was like, “What?! This is what I like.” I have sensitive skin, and it’s gentle enough that I can use it every day. It massages away the dead skin cells, so it improves my skin along the way and hydrates it. I was really excited about that, and I like products that use natural ingredients as well.

Olay Body Exfoliating and Moisturizing Body Wash

$10.65

Olay Body

How I self-care

I write, I speak to myself—affirmations. I should be meditating every day, but I feel like my meditation is in the shower. It’s good to see a therapist to speak about things and to embrace the feelings and to be aware. Even with In the Heights, I was really scared to audition. Not being seen or seeing someone like me [on screen] has hindered me along the way. [So it’s important to] take that time to really face yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m worthy. I can do this. It’s okay, push that aside. Be fearless. Stand in your greatness. Don’t not try.”

Everyone Is Getting Back Together

The ancient Greeks entertained themselves with the on-again, off-again love affairs of the gods.

We get Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, exes back together again, having climbed upon the world stage and taken the opportunity to exchange as much spit as possible. It’s a twist out of a soap opera that has run through every possible pairing and is returning to the couples set up in the pilot. Bennifer, or Lofleck if you like, were last romantically involved in January 2004, when they broke off their engagement. Now, with constant paparazzi shots of the two of them, everything old is new again. (I don’t mean to suggest that 48 and 51 are old! Strike me down with a Super Bowl stripper pole, first.)

Not to be outdone—by anyone, ever, for any reason—Angelina Jolie was seen coming out of Jonny Lee Miller’s apartment two times this week. Jolie and Miller were married for four years and divorced in 1999. Like a leg emerging from a slinky Oscar gown, Jolie deftly asserted herself into the celebs-back-together-with-their-exes trend.

Exes and co-parents Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner were also linked this week, when Scott appeared to refer to Jenner as “Wifey,” and Jenner posted a picture of them upright-spooning. That’s not all—Lopez’s more recent ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez hung out with his ex-wife, Cynthia Scurtis, this month, too. They lifted weights, both physical, as well as, apparently, the heaviness of the past.

And to bring this entire thing full circle, Ben Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner recently got back together with one of her exes. His name? John Miller (not to be confused with Johnny Lee Miller, who may be back with Angelina.) It’s almost like the celebrities are trying to entertain us.

Part of what makes these renewed pairings so satisfying is the way that—in the wake of a year of loss—they provide the temporary illusion that time has not passed. Celebrities have access to technologies and treatments that delay the visual effects of aging, so they already give the eerie impression of timelessness. But if they didn’t, seeing our old favorites together is not just nostalgic. It’s a portal to who we were.

Celebrities are acting like they invented getting back with your ex, trying each other on again like beloved jeans found in the back of a closet. As is often the case, stars probably aren’t starting a trend as much as they are very publicly exemplifying an existing one. In the early days of the pandemic, many people experienced the sudden, gnawing desire to get back in touch with an ex. Now—albeit with a much sunnier future ahead of us—the world is shifting under our feet again. When we lose our sense of control, we turn to the comfort of the familiar. If you’re thinking about sending that text, you’re not alone—Google searches for “Should I get back together with my ex” are spiking in June.

Katrina Lake Starts Her Days with Mentorship and Ends Them With Mochi

When Katrina Lake brought her toddler to the NASDAQ bell ringing in 2017, she reinvented the stereotypical CEO image. Lake is the founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, one of the leading online personal styling services that curates stylish clothing for clients in the United States and United Kingdom — over 4.1 million of them.

The idea was born in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment in 2011, and six years later, she was the the youngest woman to take a company public at age 34 (a title she gracefully handed to Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble this year.)

Financial success is, obviously, key for any company but for Lake, running a lucrative business also means being a change-making leader. Two of Lake’s biggest leadership goals are diversity within her team and meaningful mentorship. In August, she’ll  transition from CEO to Executive Chairperson of the Board, a seat change that will keep her close to Stitch Fix while allowing her to focus on a new passion project: Elevate. The Stitch Fix grant and mentorship program uplifts Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs with a $25,000 cash grant and advisory support from the Stitch Fix team. The eight-month program kicked off in January, and already has six designers whose collections will launch this fall.

In her mission to create a more diverse retail landscape, Lake is accelerating change in the apparel industry. For Glamour’s Doing The Work column, she shares how she creates her impact, deals with rejection, and takes a hard pass on investors making deals over beers in a hot tub.

Glamour: What’s your typical morning routine?

Katrina Lake: My kids are up by 7 a.m., so my days start early! The first hour or so of the day is totally devoted to getting them up and ready and fed. One of the pandemic silver linings has been how we’ve been able to share meals together so consistently — having breakfast all together every morning is something I love and helps me to start out the day grounded and present.

If it’s a Monday, I often kick off the morning posting a question box on Instagram stories for my Mentorship Monday program. I love being able to connect with entrepreneurs and people all over the world through it. I get such amazing questions, and sneaking in time to answer them is something I really look forward to. I wish I could spend many more hours in the day on mentorship and advising. Spending time connecting with people in a more lightweight way over DM and Instagram stories is a rewarding and fun way to be able to share and have an impact.

Are you a breakfast person? If so, what do you eat?

Every day. Breakfast for me always consists of coffee and fruit. Sometimes eggs and, if I’m very lucky, a croissant from [San Francisco bakery] Arsicault. My favorite is actually Japanese breakfast—rice, natto, often fish—but realistically, I only get that when I’m traveling in Japan. 

If you weren’t in your current career, what would you be? 

Data scientist—I wish!

How do you typically deal with rejection in the workplace?

Like anything, practice helps, even with rejection. During the early days of Stitch Fix when I was fundraising, over 50 venture investors said no to me. Even today, as a public company, we’re meeting with investors all the time — some of whom are supportive, some of whom are skeptical, or worse. I’ve been able to build some thicker skin so the sting of rejection doesn’t hurt so much. Even better, I do think there are silver linings.  If you’re not getting rejected, you’re probably not reaching or stretching far enough. There’s much to learn from all of the flavors of rejection. I have grown to really appreciate feedback, especially from skeptics, or people who don’t believe — it’s really helped us over the years to refine the narrative, to understand risks in the business, and to grow my own self-awareness. 

Cynthia Bailey Has the Perfect Potato Salad Recipe for Summer

So with that said, we got the “official potato salad maker” to share her recipe as part of Glamour‘s ongoing series, That Thing I Always Cook. “It’s a feel-good recipe that you just have to love because it makes you happy,” she says. Bon appétit!

Cynthia Bailey’s Potato Salad (serving size: 6 people)

Cynthia Bailey

Ingredients

6-8 small red or white potatoes

½ or ⅔ cup chopped red onion 

½ cup chopped bread and butter pickles

1-2 pimientos (optional)

2 tablespoons Duke’s Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s 

1-2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard, to taste

3 hard-broiled brown organic eggs (optional)

Instructions

Cut the small potatoes.

Finely chop up at least half of an onion, if not a little bit more. I prefer red onion, but you can use the onion of your choice. It’s to taste. I don’t cook the onion ahead of time, but you can. You can sauté them in olive oil to get that strong onion taste down. 

Chop the bread and butter pickles and add. I like my potato salad to have a sweet taste, so I do at least a half a cup, but you can do more or less to your taste. I’m really heavy-handed with them. They have to be chopped up; you can’t cheat and do sweet relish or regular pickled relish. You gotta get the bread and butter sweet pickles and chop ‘em up on your cutting board. That is key. 

Pimientos are optional as well for a little red color. Sometimes I’ll just chop a few of those up and mix those in there.

Add the mayo. The secret is in the mayo. I only use Hellmann’s or, if I’m in the south, they have a mayonnaise from a Black-founded company called Duke’s. It is the best. 

Add the mustard to taste. I really love the old grain-style mustard with the big mustard seeds inside there. I use a couple of tablespoons of that to taste. I don’t like it too mustardy, but I like the way it makes it look. It also gives it that little tangy taste. I don’t want the dish too mayonnaise tasting, so the mustard kind of gives it a tartar taste. I would say use two tablespoons, or to your own taste, for the mustard. 

Chop three hard-broiled eggs and add. I use organic. When I finely chop them up, I keep the yolks as well. But know that the eggs are optional. Sometimes I make the potato salad with them, sometimes I don’t.

Wet-Look Hair Is the Easy Summer Trend Instagram is Obsessed With

There’s nothing like that just rinsed, ultra-fresh feel you get when you’ve just stepped out the shower, which is why it makes sense that we’ve seen countless influencers capture that moment and turn it into a beauty statement, especially during the warmer months.

In fairness, on sticky days when it’s hot and humid, the last thing we want to do is stew under our hairdryer. Even better (depending on how glam you want to go with it), it can take a fraction of the time to style.

So if you have important plans, and not a lot of time to get ready for them, this could be a very chic way to go.

We’ve seen it worn lots of ways, from low-key to high drama. Even better, we’ve put together the steps our favorite hair crushes swear by.

We saw influencer @lovelybryana slaying juicy curls. She walked through how to create the look over on her YouTube channel. She re-soaks damp hair with a brush dipped in water. Next she applies a deep conditioning mask from root to tip (try Amika’s Soulfood Nourishing Mask).

Brush it through to loosen any tangles. Next Bryana recommends smoothing Eco Style’s gel through hair to help shape it before adding Design Essentials Curl Defining Gel which gives more of a wet-look finish on top. Brush it through to ensure the hair at the top of your head lies as flat and smooth as possible. Lastly, use some edge control to sculpt the sections around your hair line, and tie a scarf over the style as it dries to keep it in place.

We spotted bob queen, Taylor Lashae, rocking a sporty slicked-back wet look. Her stylist, @erickinvisible used products from Bumble & Bumble to achieve the look. Try combing some of the High Hold Gel through strands to lock the style in.

Of course, there’s always the more low-maintenance approach, favored by model Kaia Gerber, who literally combs wet strands back and out of the way while she waits for them to dry.

We love Hailey Bieber’s updo, which according to celeb stylist and Glamour UK columnist, Jen Atkin, is one of the chicest and easiest ways to wear the trend.

For a summer spin, pair the style with this season’s hottest hair shade, peachy-strawberry, like singer Charlotte Lawrence.

Or, if you fancy a new wet-look take on beach hair, we’re obsessed with Joelle Fletcher‘s just-dipped waves.

“This style is a great way to add a sexy va-va-voom to your overall look and it’s actually not that hard to achieve,” says celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist, Emma Willis, who created the look. “The straight-from-the-beach look is the perfect vibe to dress up any summer style.” To recreate it, “once you’ve curled individual small sections [using a narrow wand like the Babyliss Pro Dial, ] all over, apply a generous amount of UNITE’s Elevate Mousse, from root to ends,” she says. Then coat the top layer of your hair with Oribe’s Glow Wax, for a wet look finish.

This story originally appeared on Glamour UK.